A space where ideas are created: The Ship integrated BlueID in their digital space management concept

28. April 2021
The Ship integrated BlueID

Cologne/Munich, April 28, 2021 – The Ship is a building idealized by FOND OF in the city center of Cologne, Germany. Built with High-End Technology and a special atmosphere, it stands for a new way of working: networked, agile, collaborative, and innovative. To support the access control technology, The Ship has chosen BlueID ACCESS®.


A smart building core from Thing-it runs all processes of the fully digitized office property. Among all other technology such as the automatic temperature and lighting optimization and a workspace booking system, a keyless entry system was required. The Ship was searching for a solution compatible with existing systems, which offered a state-of-art usability for both renters and workers of The Ship.

With BlueID, The Ship has found the right provider. Not only the compatibility between BlueID ACCESS® and the Thing-it system were crucial, but also the seamless integration process of the solution through APIs and SDKs.

The high entry-exit flow rates of the building were covered by BlueID onTouch®, a technology that enables users of The Ship to open doors in about one second by simply touching an Android or iOS smartphone to a wall reader. If preferred, users may also conveniently use cards and fobs, regardless whether the door is equipped with wall readers or with smart cylinders.

BlueID’s ACCESS User Interface and Token Writer App support The Ship’s receptionists to easily manage access permissions to users with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The building maintenance team, on the other hand, now benefits from BlueID’s Lock Admin App, a single application to manage and service all locks in-house, including installing locks, replacing battery, and updating firmware.

„With The Ship, we wanted to have a space where technology acts as a supporter of people, as something that underlines their daily activities and helps them strive. BlueID’s access control solution was the addition we needed for our digital space management concept. The seamless integration, the support of the BlueID team and the usability for both our tenants and for our employees are aspects that truly impressed us. “ observed Mathias Heinz, Head of IT of FOND OF.

BlueID CEO Philipp Spangenberg added, „The Ship is truly a space for new entrepreneurial spirits. The building concept fits perfectly with BlueID’s mission of offering smart locks for professionals, which are easy to install, manage and maintain.“


About The Ship

The Ship was designed by FOND OF with a focus on people. With High-End Technology and a special atmosphere, the building stands for a new way of working: networked, agile, collaborative, and innovative. The concept is supported by a digital space management and the rental units can be divided into modules as needed, from creative labs to phone capsules. For more information, please visit: www.shipcologne.com/



About BlueID GmbH

BlueID ACCESS® is a cloud-based access control solution with digital keys, which Proptech and Asset Owners integrate into their products and buildings. Extensive APIs and SDKs guarantee an easy integration into backends and apps, while the highly reliable, offline-capable lock hardware portfolio can equip any application. For more information, please visit: www.blueid.net


Press contact 
Isabelle Vieira Kuster
Mobile: +49 / 151 / 66674
Email: communications@blueid.net



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